Moving is a part of life and whether you have moved often or are packing up your small apartment for the very first time, it can be an extremely stressful process. Even if you think you are one of the best planners, moving can put anyone on edge, especially when it comes to packing up, how to pack properly, and reducing the amount of work it takes to make the process go as smoothly as possible. There are actually a few tips and tricks to help reduce the work you need to do the packing and below are a few ideas if you are needing it.
5 Easy Tips To Help You Move To Florida
1) Pack Seasonally – One of the biggest things you can help ease your anxiety when it comes to packing already has a few things ready to go. Being prepared to pack up that first box can make your moving process easier. For instance, if you live in an area where you experience four seasons, you might already have your non-seasonal items already packed up and stored away when you are not wearing them. This helps make the process easier because you already have a few things that are needing you to place in a box and move.
2) Call Your Utility Company: Once you know when you are moving, you’ll want to cancel your utilities at your place that you are leaving and set them up in your new home. It might only take a few phone calls but once you begin to dive deep into packing you might forget this super important task. Tackle it as soon as you know your new address because not only will this big task be off your list but it will ensure that you don’t forget to do it once the big day arrives.
3) Set A Budget: Moving can be expensive and you don’t want to end up with a major stick shock on top of everything else. Look into online moving costs on what it will cost for you to either hire someone to assist you or try to do it yourself. Also be sure to think of when you are leaving ( the season ) where you are traveling to if you need to rent a moving van to move your items, who can help you and how will you get there.
4) Look Into Hiring A Professional: Planning on hiring movers to help before you become too overwhelmed? Honestly, it is the way to go for quality and reliable service. Plus, it helps you to work on important items to check off your massive to-do list including looking for a home, gathering paperwork you’ll need to bring with you, job search, and more. One company that comes highly recommended is called Infinite Moving. I appreciate the attention to detail that the staff puts into packing up the items, carefully wrapping and storing them properly, and moving them into the truck. Not only do they help move your small or large items but they can even service moving your vehicle if you are needing to move across the county to get to Florida. It makes everything so much easier and really helps take the pressure of having to do it yourself or asking friends to help. Be sure to check out these local moving company in Polk County professionals if you need assistance!
5) Arrange A Donation Pick Up: If you know you are going to be donating any larger items like rugs, couches, or furniture schedule a pick-up ahead of time so you don’t need to be the one attempting to do it yourself. I also will do a porch pick up to neighbors in my area who are interested in picking up the items I have as well. Some even give it to a local charity if it’s been requested.
A few other simple tips I have to make moving easier is making sure that before you move you eat everything up in your freezer, fridge or pantry. Find a happy medium by either packing up any items you can or make it a goal to eat as much of the food you already have in your house before the big day arrives. Get creative with recipes to see how much you can move or donate what you can’t or what has expired to any food bank near your home. As far as packing goes, another big tip I use when packing items such as pajama pants or shirts is rolling them into my suitcase to help save space as well as use the suitcase for storage. I’m sure there are many more tips to help make your move as smooth as possible so I’d love to hear yours in the comments below!